Global educational opportunities are no longer a luxury for wealthy students; they are imperative for all students who want to be successful leaders in a competitive global marketplace. Whether national or international, to effectively take on the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in the 21st century, organizations must employ individuals with a global perspective and who are comfortable and effective engaging with difference. While employers may not readily perceive global education as a valuable experience for future employees, the tangible and intangible skills derived from such experiences are undeniably valuable. These skills include, but are not limited to:
- Cross-cultural communication
- Collaborative problem solving
- Adaptable & greater tolerance for difference
- Understanding of diverse cultures
- Proficiency in foreign language
- Experience in working with foreign or multinational companies
Unfortunately, students of color, first-generation college students, and students with high financial needs are traditionally underrepresented in high impact activities such as global education. Ultimately, that puts these students at a disadvantage when applying for positions in industries or for admission to competitive graduate programs. Diversity Abroad’s work ensures that students from diverse backgrounds have equitable access to global educational opportunities. Additionally, we mentor students and help them leverage their global experience to be more effective leaders in the organizations they work for.
Connecting to the Diversity Abroad Community
Diversity Abroad specializes in connecting our partners, their internship offerings, career opportunities, and/or services to a growing and diverse population of students, recent graduates, young professionals and the organizations that serve them. Through a network of over 280 university, non-profit, government agencies, and corporate partners, Diversity Abroad’s activities and resources reach thousands of professionals and over a million students each year. We can engage our community on behalf of our corporate partners through online informational discussions, live presentations as well as company profiles and listings on DiversityAbroad.com
Connecting Students and Young Professionals to Career Opportunities
Diversity Abroad strategically aligns the brand of our corporate partners with our organization and its mission to prepare diverse students for career success in the 21st century global marketplace. Partnership will facilitate direct connections with our community through events like the Global Student Leadership Summit as well as direct messaging and career opportunity features on DiversityAbroad.com.